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Planetarium show Saturday: the interplay of the earth and sun

Planetarium show ‘Sunlight and Shadows’ — 5-6:30 p.m, Saturday: Examine the interplay of the earth and the sun by studying shadows. $3 adults, $2 12 and under. Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle, park and enter in the back. Horizons Unlimited, 704-639-3004.
Earth Night Out — 5-9 p.m. Friday: Family fun in Downtown Salisbury. www.downtownsalisburync.com/
Spring break art project — Drop-in 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 21-25: Earth friendly arts and crafts participation projects for all ages. The Last Word Bookstore, 612 W. Innes St., 704-245-6159.
Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday April 25-26: General merchandise, including toys, welcome. $5 per item, limit two items per person. Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, address address
Third annual First Responders Day — April 26, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: to honor community heroes. Family fun and food. Northgate Church, 1255 W. Ridge Road, 704-633-7063.
Piedmont Bottle and Pottery Club’s 8th annual antique bottle show and sale — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday April 26: Free admission, free parking, free appraisals, no early buyers. Held at the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Ave. Show chair John Patterson, 704-636-9510, ncmilks@carolina.rr.com
Livingstone College Children’s Book Festival — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Held on the Campus Green of Livingstone College, 701 West Monroe St., 704-216-6118.
Rowan Reading Rendezvous — 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Saturday April 26: Free, at Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St., rowanpubliclibrary.org or 704-216-8240.
Teacher appreciation essay contest — Deadline May 7: sponsored by Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, for students up to and including grade 5. Topic: “What makes your favorite teacher so special and why?” Complete rules at 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
Alamo House 8th Annual Spring Fling — 9:30 a.m-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26: at the Second Glance Shop. All craftsman and artists are welcome to display.See Call for Vendors.
Concord Library events — • Earth Day Story Time April 22 at 10 a.m. 704-920-2058• BeTWEEN the Lines for ages 10-12 April 24 at 4 p.m. 704-920-2058 • Wii Open Play April 26 at 2 p.m. 704-920-2053 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty. us/library or Facebook

‘8-Track Saturday Night’ — 8 p.m. April 19: The Emotions,The Main Ingredient with Cuba Gooding,The Delfonics with William Hart. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem. Tickets, info rjreynoldsauditorium.com
Sidewalk Prophets at Catawba College — 7 p.m. May 2: contemporary Christian music band Sidewalk Prophets at Catawba’s Goodman gymnasium. Opening act is City Harbor and About A Mile. $16 general admission, $25 for floor seating. General admission group rate $12 per person for groups of 10+. Call 704-637-4474 or 704- 637-4720 for group sales.
Folk music’s “Rustic Renaissance Man” John McCutcheon at The Davis Theatre — 8 p.m., Friday May 2: Tickets $27. The Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S downtown Concord, 704-920-2753, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil. org
The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band presents — 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8: “Dance Suites and Other Delights,” held at Jay M. Robinson High School, 300  Pitts School Road SW, Concord.
Salisbury Symphony — 7:30 p.m., Saturday May 10: “Out of This World” pops concert, outer space music, Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College $22 adults, $6 students, $4 age 8 and younger. Three of Holst’s Planets, movie music from E.T. and Star Wars, tv music from Star Trek, more. 704-637-4314, www.salisburypost.com
The Concert Choir presents “Bach and the Boys!” — 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16: Free concert highlighting the works of J.S. Bach and composers influenced by him, showcasing classical and contemporary choral work including the zany work “The Seasonings” by P.D.Q. Bach. St John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St.

Standup comedian James Gregory — 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26: All-ages standup show by the “Funniest Man in America,” Smith Civic Center, Lexington. Doors open 6 p.m., VIP tickets $40; regular reserved seats $25. www.GAALive.net or 336-283-9660.
Lee Street Theatre — May 8-10 and 15-17: 6th Annual Original 10-Minute Play Festival, “Office Hours” Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
Charlotte Squawks’ Tenth Edition — June 6-29: This musical parody has become a Charlotte tradition. Booth Playhouse, Blumenthal Performing Arts, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.blumenthalarts.org, www.carolinatix.org

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — noon-4 p.m., Saturday April 26: Family-friendly cultural arts event, downtown Kannapolis. Free for patrons, participants. Info: Michael Knox, 828-231-5037, mknox@modernfilmzine.com or info@kannapolisarts.com
Countdown to MerleFest 2014 — Thursday April 24-Sunday, April 27: Musical surprises, spontaneous jam sessions, one-of-a-kind musical collaborations from 130+ acts performing on 13 stages during the four-day festival. On the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro. Complete lineup, stage schedules, ticket info at www.MerleFest.org and MerleFest mobile app; festival updates via Twitter @MerleFest and Facebook.
Earth Day Jam — 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday May 3: 16 bands on two stages with 50 booths of vendors and resources to raise awareness for environmental protection and wellness. Saving Grace Farm, 565 Trexler Loop, www.earthdayjamnc.com
Concord Spring into Arts Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday May 3: Professional entertainment, young performers participating in the Spring ALIVE! Youth Talent Showcase, street performers entertaining along Union Street. info@concorddowntown.com or 704-784-4208.
Mocksville’s Daniel Boone Family Festival — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday May 3: Crafts, historical tours, Fort Dobbs reenactors, kids’ area, hula hoop and frozen t-shirts contests, entertainment at Junker’s Outdoor Theater, bring your own chairs, alcohol available for purchase. www.danielboonefamilyfestival.com or 336/909-2263.
18th annual Lexington Multicultural Festival — 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, May 3: Free cultural event for families, with food, artisans, crafters and merchants. Finch Park, 15 Paul Beck Road. www.LexingtonNC.gov
Second annual Rowan County May Fest — May 14-18: Inners Shows provides the Midway along with No Joes Circus/Petting Zoo • Fireworks Wednesday-Thursday May 14-15 • Rowan’s Got Talent Show preliminaries Wednesday-Friday May 14-15-16 • Finals on May 17 • Craft show May 17 • Rides May 14-18: Wednesday-Friday rides open at 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. Arm bands available. Rowan County Fairgrounds, Julian Road.
Let’s Get Connected Day 2014 — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday May 17: 11th annual multicultural celebration, music by East Rowan band ensembles and Granite Quarry Strings. Prayer Circle dedicating 8th Peace Pole proclaiming “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in eight languages. Free hot dog lunch by Food Lion and Cheerwine. Held at Granite Lake Park. Sponsored by Covenant Community Connection and Granite Quarry Board of Alderman. 500 N Salisbury Ave.
Fiddler’s Grove Ole Time Fiddler’s and Bluegrass Festival — May 23-25: 90th annual event with competition, performances, workshops, jamming. Ticket, lineup and camping info at www.fiddlersgrove.com or info@fiddlersgrove.com or 704-682-1350. 1819 West Memorial Hwy., Union Grove

First ever Great Berry Ride — 9 a.m. Saturday April 26: Ride begins/ends at Patterson Farm in Mount Ulla. On the farm, it will be strawberry season. To benefit Catawba Athletics and Rowan County United Way. Register at www.sportoften.com/ events/ eventDetails.cfm?pEventId=12640.
Inaugural Karaoke Car Show — Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday April 26: Fundraiser to benefit S-R Choral Society. Downtown, corner of W. Fisher and S. Church. Pre-registration $15, DOS registration $25 if space is available. Contact info 704-433-7908, register at www.salisburynccarshow.com/ register.html
Fourth Annual St. Paul’s Cruise ‘n Barbecue includes bone marrow drive — Saturday, April 26: From 1-4 p.m. is bone marrow drive to benefit Chlo Monroe. Ages 18-45 are eligible, painless procedure is free to first 40 applicants thanks to donations. Also, poker cruise, cruise-in, car and bike show, music, port-a-pit chicken, door prizes, raffles, more. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 205 St. Paul’s Church Road, 704-239-1172, www.facebook.com/stpaulscruisenbarbecue
Scottssing for the cure for Cystic Fibrosis — 6:30 p.m. Saturday April 26: Southland performs their new song “I Believe” at Phaniels Baptist Church, Rockwell in a free event with love offering going to the cure of Cystic Fibrosis. info at www.scottssing.com or 704-239-6134.
LST Beach Blast fundraiser — April 26: An evening of food, drinks, dancing featuring renowned Beach Music deejay Dana Grubb and beach food from Eric Reavis Catering. To benefit Lee Street Theatre. Tickets $40 per person includes unlimited food, drink. Raffle tickets available for a chance to win one of several beach getaways. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St.,704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
Third annual Natty Greene’s Brewing Co.’s Earth Day Jam — 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday May 3: 16 bands on two stages with 50 booths of vendors and resources. Saving Grace Farm, 565 Trexler Loop, www.earthdayjamnc.com
Warrior Golf Club’s inaugural 5k run/walk, fun run — Sunday, May 25: HELP (Hope Empowers Local People) Challenge, 5k run/walk, fun run, 890 Lake Wright Road, China Grove, 704-856-0871. All proceeds go to the family of Marco Kauffman.
PPT’s “Night on the Stage” fundraiser — May 30-31: Starring four-time Tony nominee Gregg Edelman. Exclusive event, very limited seating. Call 704-633-5471. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. PiedmontPlayers.com

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 p.m. Friday: Friday Night Bluegrass with Fletcher Ridge. 704-278-4070.
Danny Franklin plays live — 8-11 p.m. April 19: at Brew, corner of Main St. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis . See dannyfranklinelectric guitar or danny franklin acoustic guitar on youtube.
Go Burrito, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Mondays: Game night • 9 p.m. Wednesdays: Karaoke night • Thursdays: Trivia night, form teams, win prizes. www.facebook.com/GoBurrito
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • Friday: Gulley and Jordan Connell • 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Jeremy and Jessica Vess open for Randy Stonehill. Tickets $10 • Set Free Church meets 5 p.m. Saturdays. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open Bluegrass jam for acoustic musicians. Historic Village of Gold Hill, Facebook, 704-267-9439, www.themontgomerystore.com
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • Saturday: The Tony Bailey Band • Mondays $1 day • Tuesdays Free pool • Wednesdays Open mic with the Twin City Buskers • Thursdays Deejay Cherokee • Fridays free jukebox. 704-762-9990, www.nashvillenightsnc.com
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — • 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday: Karaoke • 6 p.m. Tuesday: Cruise-in • 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday-Saturday: Karaoke. 704-642-0050.
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — • Friday: Salisbury’s own Life Size with special guests The Cameron Floyd band • Saturday : Charlotte’s Pipapelli Blues • Magic Mondays 6-8 p.m. with magician Glen Yost • Bike Night Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. • 704-633-3750, www.facebook.com/unclebucksgrub

Old Courthouse Theatre presents “Tintypes” — May 1-18: Nostalgic revue of the growing pains of a nation chronicled in a grand pageant of pre-World War I America–told in the exuberant words and music of the day. Rated G, $15/adults, $12/seniors and students. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — May 8-18: “B4OK” or “Before Oklahoma,” includes Mother’s Day gala. 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmington Road. Ticket info at www.broadwaysbest.biz or 336-575-4446 or email broadwaysbest@triad.rr.com

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday: Easter Wine Tasting with Tricky Rabbit Vineyards of Chile, with Stephanie. $5/person. 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywinehsop.com, www.salisburywineshop.com
Murder Mystery Dinner at Morgan Ridge Vineyards — Saturday: “Lurking Down the Bunny Trail,” 6:30 p.m. meet and greet, event and buffet dinner following. $42 pp. RSVP to 704-639-0911 or www.morganridgevineyard.com/murder-mystery-dinner-april-19-2014.html

Workshops at Carolina Lily — • 10:30 a.m. Saturday April 26: Easter Basket re-do into a Fairy Garden. $25 by reservation • 2 p.m. Saturday April 26: Beekeeping 101: Free, no reservation needed • 1375 Kern Carlton Road, preregister at 704-639-0033, carolinalily@att.net
Music Relaxation — 7-8 p.m. Mondays beginning April 28: Dean Quick Music Therapy Services offers music relaxation class at Artmesia Artworks & Yoga Studio, 323 W. Harrison St. Free introductory class will begin with a brief introduction, followed by relaxation experience, ending with Q&A. Call 704-798-3203 to book a spot. Maximum class size 12. Dean Quick is a board certified music therapist in private practice living in Salisbury.
Chrismons, all new designs — • Thursday May 1, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Beginners • Thursday May 1, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Intermediate 1 • Friday May 2, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., New Beginner • Friday May 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Intermediate II • Friday May 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Advanced I • Saturday May 3, 10 a.m.-noon, Beginner • Saturday May 3, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.., Intermediate I • Saturday May 3r 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Advanced II • Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information, info@chrismons.com
Plein Air Painting Workshop at Waterworks — Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 26: Instructor Phyllis Steimel. Ages 12-adult. www.waterworks.org or 704-636-1882. Members $35, nonmembers $45.
Wine Down and Create — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thurdsays: Painting for fun with Patt Legg and Carol Dunkley, $25/session to paint, easels, paint, brushes, aprons provided. Bring your own canvas. Special menu for participants. Held at Gritz restuarant, 121 E. Innes St., reservation required at Patt 704-762-9647 or Carol 704-636-0633.
Monotype printmaking workshop — 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday May 17: Approach monoprinting in a fun, unique way. No experience necessary. All skill levels. $50 (members $40). Held at Waterworks Visual Arts center. Register at www.waterworks.org or 704-636-1882. 123 E. Liberty St.
Spoon carving workshop — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., choose from Saturdays May 24, Aug. 23, Oct. 18: Instructor Steve Martin has 25+ years experience. Must be at least 14. Advance registration required, $40 per participant per day. Held at River Pines Art in The Little Log Cabin, Gold Hill. Register at stephensmartin@msn.com or 704-279-9087.
Ballet, tap, pointe, jazz, modern, hip hop, acrobatics — For ages 2-1/2 to 102, Steppin’ Out Dance Company. Stress free, fun, friendly environment. 704-637-1222, www.stepoutdance.com, steppinoutdance@carolina.rr.com
Susan Crouch’s watercolor workshop — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 21-23: at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. $215 for three days. Contact Marietta Smith 704-431-8964 or mariettafsmith@gmail. com
“Let’s Get Messy” — 7-9 p.m. April 23: one evening pottery wheel class at Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St. Ages 14-adult. $35, advance registration required. 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com or email pottery101nc@gmail.com
Classes at Pottery 101 — Saturdays: 10 a.m.-noon for ages: 6-14, $35 per class includes instruction, materials, firing. Instructor Jessica Buckwalter • Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, pottery101nc@ gmail.com, www.pottery-101.com
Free Bible lessons — 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturdays April 26: Is the Bible scientifically accurate; what makes it unique; is it still practical for our day; what does it say about our future; what is its message; how can it help us with our family life; how can it help me find true happiness. Bring your own Bible. Downstairs conference room of RPL Rockwell Branch (not sponsored by RPL).
Salisbury Art Station — 4-6 p.m. ongoing weekly classes. $25 per class. Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. ages 5-7 • Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. ages 7 and up • Thursdays 4-6 p.m. ages 7 and up. 704-754-0853 or art.notions@yahoo.com 215 Depot Street, 704-754-0853
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times. Liese Sadler, 215-300-4369, livethreadstudio@ gmail.com
Open knit at Tranqwool/Green Goat — TranqWool’s open Knit Night Thursdays 6-8 p.m. • Pilates by Karen on site. TranqWool Knitting Provisions, Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer 704-431-4527, www.tranqwoolknittingprovisions.com
Zumba fitness — • 5:30 p.m., Mondays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714 • 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Baptist Church of Salisbury, old YMCA gym on Fulton St. • 6 p.m. Thursdays, $3 per person, St. Matthews Church Salisbury • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA’s aqua zumba, 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Painting with Patt — Adult oil painting classes, ongoing, pay as you go. Tuesday classes 1-3 p.m., Wednesday classes 6-8 p.m. at “the artist’s Bungalow” studio. Call for info or to sign up. Class size limited to four. Patt Legg, 704-232-6000, 704-762-9647, www.pattlegg.net
Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth: An introduction to drawing, pastel and sculpture. $10 per two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.

Center for the Environment — 6:30 p.m. April 22: Marchisa C. Weiss, M.D. on Think Pink, Live Green; Reducing the Environmental Risks of Breast Cancer. Free, open to the public, Center for the Environment, 2300 W. Innes St. at Catawba College. Register at 704-637-4727 or centerforenv@catawba.edu
Emergency preparedness workshop — 6-7 p.m. Sunday April 27: first in a series of free instructional classes. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1255 Julian Road. RowanEPW@outlook.com

Gold Hill annual Easter egg hunt and Spring Fest — • 10 a.m. Saturday, : Gather with your children up to age 10 behind the Bakery, 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Easter Bunny on hand, shops open • 11 a.m.-1- p.m.: For a nominal fee there will be activities for children. Sponsored by Gold Hill Merchants’ Association, goldhillmerchants association @gmail.com
Family Fest includes helicopter egg drop — Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, : Car smash, dunking booth, puppet show, bounce houses, rock climbing wall, live performances, helicopter egg drop, food, more. www.cornerstone- church.net or 704-855-1218 x122. Proceeds benefit Rowan Helping Ministries. Wristbands required for activities, $5 or 5 nonperishable items ahead; day of event $10 or 10 nonperishable items. Cornerstone Campus, 315 Webb Road.
NC Transportation Museum’s Easter Bunny Express — April 18-19, Easter Egg Hunt and Steam Caboose Rides April 19. Call for prices, schedules. Egg hunt is for age 0 to 10 years. 411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer,704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org
JC Price American Legion Post Easter egg hunt and anti-gang event — 2-5 p.m. Monday April 21: Bounce house, food, magic show, six free bikes and guest speaker. Old Wilkesboro Road.

St. Thomas Players 2014 season — 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, April 28-29: “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Next Fall.” Claudia Galup directs “Driving Miss Daisy,” rehearsals in May, performance dates June 19-28 • Kurt Corriher directs “Next Fall,” rehearsals in June, performance dates July 17-26. Held at Lee Street Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St.
PPT youth: ‘High School Musical’ — By appointment only, 4 and 5 p.m., May 19-20: 25 spots per time slot. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471 to sign up. www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — Coming May 1 and May 9: Two receptions, exhibits exploring significant historical and contemporary “outsider” art. Lower level of Haven Lutheran Church, http://faithart.org/
The Framing Gallery, 320 N. Main St. across from Koko Java — Connie Loflin Peninger, Betty Sedberry. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Tuesday and Saturday, 704-633-1246.
Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — New paintings by Cara Reische and Mark Stephenson, also encaustics by Karen Frazer. Monday/Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Through April 26: Kenneth Koskela exhibit. Free, open to the public. Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment, Historic Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — Mosaics in the Garden, sculptures by Jeannette Brossart, Stanback Sensory Garden • Rotating exhibit “Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists,” the artwork of nearly 800 students representing Rowan-Salisbury’s public, independent, home schools. April 2-23: Rowan-Salisbury Middle School Exhibition; April 26-May 17: Rowan-Salisbury High School Exhibition • Gallery hours Monday-Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

Salisbury Farmer’s Market opens April 26 — 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays, Wrenn House parking lot, corner of West Fisher and South Jackson, downtown Salisbury. www.salisburyfarmersmarket.com
Davidson County Master Gardeners’ 10th annual garden tour — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 31 and 1-5 p.m. June 1: Six private gardens in Historic Lexington. Tickets $10 for both days sold at Ag Center, 301 E. Center, Lexington and 336-956-0400.

Piedmont Singles — 6:15 p.m. Fridays. • April 18: Good Friday, no meeting • April 25: Bingo. • 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
New Beginnings Singles Club of Lake Norman — 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays: social group of singles over 50, Captain’s Galley Restaurant in Mooresville. Visitors welcome. 704-677-2331.

Spring trip to Amish Country — May 7-9: Davie County Senior Services trip to Lancaster, Pa. includes tours, meals, theater, more. Accommodations, motor coach travel. 336-753-6230.
YMCA sponsored trips — • May 6-9: Beach Cove Resort Trip • “Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess” July 20 Broadway showtrip. Bus departs 3:30 p.m. • Questions, reservations: Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111 • Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.

NC Rowan County Anime Group presents — 6-8 p.m. Sunday April 27: Showing episodes of “Destiny of Shrine Maidens,” rated Mature Television Viewing. No one under the age of 16 years old. Woodleaf Lanes Conference room.

Old Courthouse Theatre’s second annual 10 minute play writing contest — Submission deadline June 9: Theme “Thrift Shop.” Open call for original scripts from residents of North/South Carolina. Details/rules of entry at www.oldcourthousetheatre.org or 704 788-2405. 49 Spring St. NW, Concord.

Alamo House 8th Annual Spring Fling — 9:30 a.m-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26: at Second Glance Shop. Craftsmen and artists welcome to display free. Call 704-213-0980.
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Noon-4 p.m. April 26: Free festival that lets artists and performers set up for free. E-mail info@kannapolisarts.com
Iredell Garden Fair — April 26: Applications for ground spaces: Lee Hollifield, 704-252-0368. Other information: Iredell Cooperative Extension Service, 704-878-3166.
Second annual May Fest — May 14-18: Exhibitor, food vendors needed. Vendor application online at rowancountyfair.net or Rowan County Fair Office on Julian Road.
Fourth annual Biker Blues BBQ Rally — Sept. 19-20: Annual event at Tilley Harley Davidson of Salisbury.Contact Gary Moss 704-638-6044 or visit www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com

2014 “Faces Of Trinity Living” portrait exhibit — Deadline Aug. 8 for exhibit at Waterworks beginning Sept. 17, opening reception Sept. 25. Portratis to be presented to family members in November. Biographies of participants available. Artists may work in their medium of choice. To participate call Trinity Living Center 704-637-3940 or email cjoyce@trinitylivingcenter.net or bgarwood@aladc.net

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Free festival that lets artists and performers set up for free. Family friendly. To register e-mail info@kannapolisarts.com
20th annual Henderson guitar competition — Festival date June 21 rain or shine: Registration is open for guitarists competing at Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition, Grayson Highlands State Park. Winner receives handmade Henderson guitar. Applications due April 1-1. See www.waynehenderson.org

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